The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Automation Testing
Berkshire / Reading
Rank - 73 75
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.74% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.94% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £419 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +86.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- +52.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
566 743 612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 80.86% 78.62% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 452 361
Median daily rate £425 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £27.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.17% +20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Automation Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) PMP
2 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Project Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Change Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared